The Nov. 16, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Ebbetts Pass is open after the California Department of Transportation cleared snow from October's storm.

Ebbetts Pass is open after the California Department of Transportation cleared snow from October's storm.


Genoa, Nev. — Ebbetts and Sonora passes both re-opened on Monday afternoon, according to the California Department of Transportation. Along with Monitor Pass, the passes closed for the October storms. Monitor opened last week.

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, began selling Christmas tree permits on Monday. The permit is valid from the date of purchase through December 25. To purchase a permit online, visit and search for Nevada, Carson City District Office.

Christmas tree permits go on sale for the Lake Tahoe Basin on Wednesday. Both the Humboldt-Toiyabe and Eldorado National Forests have already opened their permitting. You can get a permit by searching at There’s a long list of places you can buy permits in person, including the Douglas County Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville.

East Fork and Carson City firefighters confirmed they extinguished a small fire near Clear Creek around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. No cause has been released, but it’s likely to be humans, since whatever other mischief they get into, wildlife only occasionally starts fires.

Douglas County is recruiting voluntary advisory board members through 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Vacancies are listed at Three seats are up for appointment on the Douglas County Planning Commission.

Thanksgiving is next week and sign-ups for the Carson Valley Turkey Trot are underway. Virtual or in-person, the event benefits the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Douglas Animal Welfare Group. Sign up at

The county is expected to open bids 11 a.m. today for the 9,833-foot Martin Slough Trail between Gardnerville and Minden. Between that project and Seeman Pond, the long-time planning on those projects is finally coming to fruition.

Temperatures are expected to cool off today with the high hitting 63 degrees today and cooling off to 26 degrees tonight. The wind will be light today at 5 mph shifting north this afternoon.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at


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